City of Trees teams up with Metrolink

23 April 2018

As part of their sustainability week Metrolink teamed up with City of Trees and a local high school to help new sapling trees take root.

On Thursday 19 April, 15 key stage three students from Abraham Moss High School were invited to plant trees at Metrolink as part of their sustainability week. Sustainability week’s aim was to increase environmental and sustainable awareness amongst staff and the local community.

The students led by Kevin Wigley and Ben Iles-Smith from City of Trees planted over 50 trees at Queens Road depot in the glorious sunshine.

The students were also taught about how to plant a tree and the benefits trees bring to the local envrionment including tackling air pollution, increasing biodiversity and improving general wellbeing.

The pupils also stayed for lunch, had a Q&A session with a tram driver as well as learning key facts about Metrolink.

Everyone got a Metrolink goodie bag too as well as some free wildflower seeds from City of Trees.

Kevin Wigley, City of Trees comments: "It was fantastic to work with Metrolink and help plant the new trees which will bring a host of benefits for both people and wildlife. We hope to work with them in the future to identify more land for planting across the City region".